Cover Crop News

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Cover Crop Grazing Research Leads to Ideas for Future Research

A research study investigating the use of cover crops and tilled and no-till beef cattle grazing systems leads to more questions about crop rotations, species, economics and soil health.

Not All Rainfall Is Effective

Generally speaking, a 1% increase in organic matter corresponds to an increase in soil water-holding capacity by about 20,000 gallons of water per acre.

Great Challenge 1: Economic Uncertainty

One of the greatest challenges facing agriculture is economic uncertainty. Farmers and ranchers can mitigate economic risk by building resiliency in their operations, and Noble research aims to help.

5 Protected Ag Technologies That Help Fruit, Vegetable Growers Face Harsh Weather

Specialty crop growers can use protected agriculture technologies to manage risks associated with growing fruits and vegetables in unpredictable, often extreme weather events. Technologies include raised beds equipped with plastic mulch film, floating crop covers, low tunnels and high tunnel hoop houses.

So You Want To Grow Cover Crops: 3 Questions to Ask Before You Start

Cover crops can provide soil health benefits, but it is important to have a plan. Before growing cover crops, producers should consider goals, herbicide and pesticide use, and available resources.

Jimmy Kinder Recognized for Willingness to Share Ag Experiences

This year, the Noble Research Institute is pleased to recognize Mr. Jimmy Kinder of Walters, Oklahoma, as the 2018 recipient of the Leonard Wyatt Memorial Outstanding Cooperator Award. Jimmy Kinder and his wife, Margaret, have been cooperators with the Noble Research Institute since 2007.

Stockpiled Summer Annual Forages as a Replacement for Fall Wheat Pasture

Ranchers have opportunities to increase production of different annual forages on a portion of the acres they normally plant to wheat.

Studying How Cover Crops, Tillage Affect the Life in Soil

Kelly Craven, Ph.D., an associate professor of microbial symbiology, discusses his work with agronomist James Rogers, Ph.D., to better understand the impacts of cover cropping and tillage practices on the microbial communities, and ultimately the health, of Oklahoma soils.

Grazing cover crops requires management and balance

Mixed-species forage crops can have similar benefits as traditional cover crops.

Increased crop residue provides production, cost benefits

Benefits to managing for increased residue include reduced soil erosion and equipment costs.

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